MonopoleSantenay « Clos du Château »

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  • Grape variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Age of the vines

    48 years

  • Area

    1.50 ha

  • Appellation

    Santenay is located right south to Chassagne Montrachet and is the most southern village of Burgundy famous "Cote D'or" ("Golden Coast") region. The etymology of Santenay is most probably connected to the word "Sanctus" which refers to a sacred place before Christian era. The appellation, 140 ha of planted vines, is composed of three areas, one next to Chassagne, one around the village and one just south of the village. It is today mainly a Pinot Noir planted appellation however the Chardonnay are revealing high potential there.

  • Vineyard

    Clos du Château is our own "Monopole" parcel, nestled in the heart of Santenay le Haut in the park of the Château de la Crée. "Clos du Château" is south-east exposure, with vigorous vines where yields must absolutely be controlled for good maturity and therefore we have gone back to Cordon de Royat style pruning, to obtain smaller bunches.

  • Date of harvest

    06th of September 2015

  • Ageing

    18 months, 26% new French Oak

  • Date of bottling

    21st of April 2017

  • Guard time

    Ready to drink now until 2023 and more

  • Temperature

    16°-18°

2015
  • Characteristic

    The fruit was in impeccable condition and at optimal ripeness; the winning duo. The generous wines from this sunny vintage will be noteworthy. Things went very fast in 2015, both in the vineyards and the winery. Flowering took place in early June, followed by véraison in mid-July, with the start of harvesting at the end of August. The weather dictated the tempo, which resulted in some magnificent grapes, the foundation of a great vintage.

  • Wine-food pairing

    Crispy roast fowl, aromatic poultry dishes (glazed or caramelized), Chaource, Brie de Meaux, Tomme, Reblochon, Mont d'Or...

  • Tasting note

    First nose focusing on toasty characteristics, then the red fruits aromas are enhanced. The palate reveals crispy cherry notes, quite pleasant with integrated tannins and some smoky characteristics very well balanced.

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